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Upadhyay, Nishant Assistant Professor



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  • ETHN 1025 - Introduction to Asian American Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Examines the various factors that define minority groups and their positions in American society using Asian Americans as a case study. Emphasizes the perspectives and methodologies of the discipline of ethnic studies.
  • ETHN 3101 - Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Intensive examination of a particular topic, theme, issue, or problem in ethnic studies as chosen by the instructor. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours on different topics. Recommended prerequisite: ETHN 2001.
  • ETHN 3501 - Theory/Methods/Writing in Ethnic Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Preparation for empirical inquiry in Ethnic Studies. Emphasizes philosophy of social science and cultural studies. Students engage rigorous, theoretical concepts to understand research methods. Prepares students for writing a lengthy, cogent research paper. Recommended prerequisite: ETHN 2001.
  • ETHN 6011 - Race and Sexuality Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2021
    Examines primary texts in queer studies and queer theory while challenging colonial heteronormative and homonormative studies that exclude queers of color and their life experiences. Readings include works by Gloria Anzaldua, Jose Munoz, Audre Lorde, David Eng, Judith Butler, Judith Halberstam, and Michel Foucault. Topics such as queer borderlands, citizenship, racialized and transgender identities will be interrogated.
  • ETHN 6841 - Advanced Directed Readings in Ethnic Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    This is a graduate level directed readings course designed to expand student knowledge in a particular area of concentration with a broad interdisciplinary and comparative framework. These areas of concentration include work in Africana, American Indian, Asian American, Chicana and Chicano and Transnational/Hemispheric ethnic studies. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.


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